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Laura Bush’s Cowboy Cookies

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Chewy, monster-sized oatmeal cookies stuffed with nuts and chocolate chips, enhanced with a hint of cinnamon.

Makes about 36

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups butter (at room temperature)
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
1-1/2 cups packed light-brown sugar
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2 cups sweetened flake coconut
2 cups chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in bowl. In 8-quart bowl, beat butter on medium speed until smooth and creamy, 1 minute. Gradually beat in sugars; beat to combine, 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each. Beat in vanilla extract. Stir in flour mixture until just combined. Add chocolate chips, oats, coconut and pecans. For each cookie, drop 1/4 cup dough onto ungreased baking sheets, spacing 3 inches apart. Bake for 17 to 19 minutes, until edges are lightly browned; rotate sheets halfway through. Remove cookies from rack to cool. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

NOTE: For 6 dozen (72) smaller cookies, use 2 tablespoons dough for each. Bake at 350 F for 15 to 18 minutes.

Note: As seen on "Good Morning America."

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Reviews of Laura Bush’s Cowboy Cookies:

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  A cookie baker in Florida  Dec 14, 2014
Would make this again.
Omg amazing!!! My favorite cookies of all time 5 stars

  IdaMae in TX  Dec 13, 2014
Would make this again.
The recipe was included in the purchase of a bag of these tasty cookies at Cafe 43 in the Bush Library in Dallas. One ingredient is missing from those instructions though that appears here and on other sites (baking soda). Just today made the recipe for the first time from the included recipe. Perhaps the baking soda should have been added, not sure, but it was omitted from the recipe so I left it out. Next time will include it for sure.
Halved it, using two eggs, a 2-tbsp. scoop which made 34 large cookies. Used parchment paper, baked 11 mins., rotating once, one sheet at a time. Very tasty but thinking just a tad dry so will see how they fare overnight.
Also thinking next time to reduce the amounts of oats, coconut, chocolate chips and nuts. Time will tell.
5 stars

  Paula in Missouri  Dec 11, 2014
Would make this again.
The absolute best cookie! I make them often as all family and friends expect them from me. 5 stars

  Laura in california  Dec 4, 2014
Would make this again.
I make these cookies a lot and everybody loves them! I also make them with white chocolate and macadamia nuts instead of chocolate and pecans. They are delicious too! 5 stars

  A cookie baker in New Mexico  Dec 2, 2014
Would make this again.
I\'ve been making these cookies for DECADES! The recipe is in an old farmers cookbook. Not sure why they are called Laura Bush\\\'s. That\\\'s very strange! 3 stars

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